Anyone else had the problem of the bowl slipping off that little tab in the back that you pop it into before you raise the bowl? Don't exactly know what to do about it and I can't get bagel dough to knead properly unless I figure it out. I'm okay with doing something myself, but I can't think of anything that would work. Extending the little metal piece that pops into the tab would be my best guess as to what to do, but I'd have to find someone to machine the little part and then put it on for me. Worst case there, though, is that I'd have to buy a new bowl if it didn't work.
The pin on my vintage 1974 Kitchenaid 4.5 qt. mixer keeps sliding out every time I knead in it--started happening about a week ago. I just keep pounding it back in, but am wondering if anyone else has had this problem and/or if any one knows why this keeps happening?
I'm *considering* not committed to replacing my 12 year old KA SM (4.5 qt but a workhorse -- I think the older ones were more powerful...maybe I'm wrong...).
Hope anyone out there could help. I currently use 2 mixers for my production, a 20 quart planetary mixer and a 5 quart KitchenAid mixer. I use my KA mixer for small batches or to test new formulas. Then I use my 20 quarts for bigger and heavier doughs. My problem is... when i mix dough using my KA mixer, my bread usually turns out soft, but when I mix it using the bigger mixer, it kinda turns harder than expected. Now my question is, would there be a difference in the final product when making larger quantities?
This keeps happening to me, but nobody else has mentioned it. I haven't mentioned it, either, so that doesn't mean much. And it happened again last night.
I have a KitchenAid Classic, 4.5 quart bowl.
When I finished kneading some bread dough, I had trouble removing the bowl. The kneading action tightens the bowl, and I spent ten minutes trying to remove it. I even wrote myself a note before I began this time about which way to turn the bowl to get it off later.